The WORK IT exercise extravaganza is back for its second year at Challenge for Life!

Sweat through 200 non-continuous minutes of aerobics to CrossFit to yoga, and everything in between! Join fellow Manitobans in the workout of your life and reduce your personal risk of cancer all while helping raise awareness and funds to support CancerCare Manitoba's work on behalf of Manitobans and their families living with ALL cancers.

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Meet your WORK IT Instructors!


Julie Pacin of Orangetheory Fitness Taylor


A mix of high low impact exercises, HITT training and dance set to high energy music that will make you want to sweat, smile and have fun!


Monica Wiest of BodyStillWorks


World Beat transforms familiar and basic movements into sweaty, fluid fun. The world beats inspire your feet to move, your body to groove, and your spirit to soar. Transition from a wild ride to a calm state in one go… all you need to do is relax, smile, and sweat. If you can talk you can sing. If you can walk you can dance - Zimbabwe saying


Ballet Tone - Chalnessa Eames of MyFituals


A series of classical ballet based exercises, focusing on alignment and strength. An athletic workout that will bring out the power of your natural balance and poise. No dance experience needed to feel this full body ballerina burn!


Quinn Taylor and Anna Luangkot of Undefeated CrossFit and CrossFit Winnipeg

In a CrossFit gym such as Undefeated CrossFit and CrossFit Winnipeg, athletes will use barbells, dumbbells, kettle bells, pull-up bars, gymnastics rings, rowers, air bikes, tractor tires, ropes, sled, sandbags, and any other piece of equipment that alls them to do real work. But heavy gear isn’t required to get in a great workout.

Participants at Challenge for Life 2.0 can expect to use functional body-weight movements such as squats, push-ups, lunges and burpees. We will provide instructions on how to begin with the simplest version of the movement pattern and how to progress to more challenging versions based on each individual's strength. Expect to team up with your neighbours in order to complete certain tasks! This will require strategy, communication, and cooperation, in order to get the work done in the most efficient manner.

Example: in a team of four you will complete 50 burpees with the rule that only two members can be doing burpees at any given time - the other two must be holding a plank. If someone from your team comes out of their plank, no burpees can be counted while they rest.

How do you break up the work in order to keep everybody fresh and not waste any time during transitions? When your team is finished, you will turn and cheer on the teams around you as they push to get through their final repetitions. This is just a simple example of how teamwork and community can be an integral part of CrossFit training.

*All movements will be modifiable to suit any fitness level.*


Natasha Lenon of Yoga Public


A combination of Vinyasa-style and yin yoga makes for a class called Yin/Yang Yoga! Principles of Vinyasa yoga are primary movement and alignment woven into a moving ‘active’ practice. The later part of the class will be Yin yoga. Passive seated postures are held for longer periods of time to allow for deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. The practice of Yin/Yang yoga gives students the ultimate experience in relaxation, restoration of body, and calmness of mind. This class is beginner friendly.


Leanne Rajotte, Thrive Fitness Manitoba


Drums Alive combines aerobic movements with the powerful beat and rhythm of drums. But instead of beating on a drum participants use an exercise ball! Get a full body and brain workout.


Michelle Senkiw of River Heights Community Centre - Sir John Franklin


Zumba is an easy-to-follow, high-energy, Latin dance fitness party that is safe and effective. This exhilarating class has a party-like atmosphere with the focus on having fun. There are no wrong moves - as long as you are moving, you are doing it right!


YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg


Want to avoid muscle stiffness after your workout? Come join the fun and friendly staff from the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg, at the Work It tent for a quick and easy instructor lead stretch session. Your body will thank you for it!

Y Stretch?

Stretching after exercise, especially long periods of exercise like the Challenge for Life Events, can help bring your muscles back to their original state, avoid muscle cramps and relieve muscle and join stiffness.

WORK IT Training Opportunities

Enjoy free Work It training opportunities with our Work It instructors! Challenge for Life participants must bring proof of Challenge for Life 2.0 registration.

Come check us out by dropping into a free intro class! Each facility is independently owned and operated, so feel free to try both, or check out the one closer to you.

Undefeated CrossFit
14-1100 Waverly Street (located between Hockey Winnipeg and Stella's Catering)
Free class time: Sundays at 9 a.m.
Sign-up online:
Contact: Quinn Taylor:

CrossFit Winnipeg
Address: 739 Lagimodiere Blvd. (behind the Arnold Bros. Trucking office)
Free class time: Saturdays at 12 p.m.
Contact: Anna Luangkhot:

Get ready for Challenge for Life by using our fully-equipped conditioning centre! The first class is free at Orangetheory Taylor. Those interested are asked to call 204-808-9794 to sign up for your free class.

WORK IT Questions

Anyone can take the Challenge - men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Unless they are part of the KIDS COUNT team, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is a registered participant in the Challenge.

Teams can be made up of friends and family or you can join a corporate/business team. If you would like more information about our team program, please call 204-927-LIFE (5433).

If you are unable to continue walking while on the route or can’t finish the workout, one of our event vehicles will transport you to the next checkstop or take you where you can rest and receive medical attention if required. Your safety is always our first concern.

If you are unable to participate, your registration is non-refundable. Donations cannot be refunded, as they have already been credited for a tax-receipt.

Remember that your fundraising efforts will benefit all Manitobans. We hope your donors will appreciate supporting the Challenge for Life regardless of your participation.

Each participant commits to:

1. Raising $500 for CancerCare Manitoba.

We are raising serious dollars for a serious cause. The Challenge Team is here to help with goal setting, fundraising and training tips to help you succeed.

2. Reduce Your Risk!

Participants pledge to reduce their risk by eating healthy, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, going for regular check-ups, and practicing safe sun.

Register online or call 204-927-LIFE (5433). The registration fee is $25. During the registration process, you can choose to join as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team.

If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ section or call the Challenge Office 204-927-5433.